Gen-Probe has been awarded US Patent No. 7,930,106, "Quantitative method employing adjustment of pre-defined master calibration curves."

James Carrick is named as inventor on the patent.

Describes methods and kits for preparing and adjusting pre-defined master calibration curves of the type used for quantifying analyte polynucleotides by real-time nucleic acid amplification. In particular, the patent discloses methods of preparing one or more master calibration curves on one instrument, and then using those curves on a different instrument.

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